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Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million

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Mindstrong, a company offering a mental health platform for patients with serious mental illness, raised $100 million. Read more about startups that raised funding this...
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CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans

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A final rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday would allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover more specialties through telehealth....
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It’s time we reevaluate our views of patient data

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Driven by business interests, many healthcare organizations continue to use the pretext of patient privacy all too easily, to keep data locked away. It’s time...
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Covid-19 worries cause companies to seek mental health tools

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With worries over health and the economy affecting most employees, companies are looking for ways to roll out more mental health tools. In turn, many...
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Gilead’s Covid-19 drug improved conditions in some severely ill patients, data show

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The company cautioned against attempting to draw firm conclusions from the data on remdesivir, which came from only 53 patients treated with the drug under...
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Google, Facebook launch location-based mapping efforts for Covid-19

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Google, Facebook, and other tech firms have launched their own efforts to track the spread of Covid-19. While some of these efforts are opt-in, others...
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Cigna’s new Medicare Advantage chief talks about growth plans, Covid-19

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Dr. Gina Conflitti was named chief medical officer of Cigna’s Medicare Advantage business on March 5. In her first month on the job, she shared...
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BMS, Voluntis partner on digital therapeutics for cancer patients

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The companies will develop a mobile app that will allow patients to self-manage symptoms and enable remote monitoring by healthcare providers. In a phone interview,...
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Startup raises $15M to help prevent and treat opioid addiction

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AxialHealthcare, a startup building software to manage opioid prescriptions and addiction, raised $15 million in funding. The company plans to use the new funds to...
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Senators threaten to subpoena Cigna in insulin cost probe

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Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden are demanding that Cigna turn over documents on insulin pricing, as part of a larger probe on rising insulin...
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After WellCare Merger, Centene now a ‘$100 billion-plus’ company

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Centene CEO Michael Neidorff said the company would bring in more than $100 billion in revenue after its acquisition of WellCare, which boosted its membership...
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FDA approves Aimmune’s peanut allergy drug

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Palforzia is the first drug to win approval to treat a food allergy. The approval follows a favorable, though not unanimous, vote by an FDA...
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The role of real estate in the future of healthcare

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The evolution of healthcare away from traditional hospital campuses is gaining momentum as new technology has become a key driver in the shift to outpatient...
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Improving the lives of children through wishes and medicine

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The mission of Make-A-Wish is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, so joining together with Genentech was a natural fit. Source link...
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Sharecare strikes new partnership with large Arizona insurer

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Digital health startup Sharecare launched an exclusive partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona. Founded by former WebMD CEO Jeff Arnold and Dr....
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How to curb the high cost of diabetic eye disease

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that diabetes-related blindness costs can total more than $500 million per year, but eye care screenings are...
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R1 RCM pays $190M for scheduling software firm

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Patient scheduling is increasingly seen as a key part of revenue cycle management. It also can help create a more welcoming “digital front door” that...
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Caregiving of the future: Using data to defy the odds

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As 2020 kicks off, our healthcare institutions need to embrace technology and move on from the antiquated methods and processes of the past. Source link...
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Addressing the needs of the millennial physician

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If the healthcare ecosystem wants to keep up with the millennials and the sheer numbers in which this generation is entering the workforce and economy,...
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Scripps study: Can your Fitbit track the flu?

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A new study by the Scripps Research Translational Institute suggests Fitbits could be used to detect the flu. By tracking resting heart rate and activity...

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